힘쓰다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (him, “strength, power”) + 쓰다 (sseuda, “to use or expend”). First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 힘다.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

힘쓰다 (himsseuda) (infinitive 힘써, sequential 힘쓰니)

  1. to exert oneself

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "힘쓰다 ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2007-06-01.